The start of the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is less than 10 days away and the excitement is reaching its peak.
The basic purpose of a competition like the IPL is to give youngsters a chance to showcase their talent at the highest level which will help them once they represent their respective national teams in the future.
Therefore, we are bringing you a list of five young players who are likely to emerge as the next big thing after the IPL 2021.
Shubman Gill (Kolkata Knight Riders)
Shubman Gill is already a renowned name in Indian cricket. Despite representing India in seven Tests and three ODIs already, the right-hander is only 21-year-old.
Gill has played 41 matches in the IPL where he has managed to score 939 runs at an average of 33.53, which included seven half-centuries.
In T20 cricket, Gill has played 51 matches where he has 1,217 runs which included nine half-centuries.
Gill will be representing Kolkata Knight Riders in the upcoming campaign and the team management will be hoping to see an impressive performance from the right-hander.
Rahul Chahar (Mumbai Indians)
Mumbai Indians' Rahul Chahar is another famous name in Indian cricket. The 21-year-old has already represented the national team in three T20Is, which included two against England recently where he had a relatively good time with the ball in hand.
In the 20-over format, Chahar has a very impressive record despite being very young as he already has 67 wickets to